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Cancer: Lung board


my mom is going for blood check tomorrow...10 days after second round of topotecan for sclc that grew during 4 rounds of preferred treatment...she seemed like her old self today....full of energy...but figure she will get transfusion as she has the blood spots showing up and she needed one after her first round of this secondary treatment...even tho she felt great.....but had brain MRI day before thanksgiving...to see if it has gone there...and CT from next thru abdmen to check areas that had mets (liver, bone, sternum, possible kidney) the day after Thanksgiving...we aren;t scheduled to see the doctor until next week...but i know they have the results by now...and my sis and i want to be prepared...just scared...hopeful...but more scared than anything...as i know how dangerous this...and she hasn't responded so far...going on 5 months since diagnosis of extensive sclc...lost my dad within 5 months of his nsclc....Mom is involved in her care...when she is clear...but has ade it clear to us...she will not personally ask any har questions...as she doesn't want the answers...but gave us permission to...hard spot to be in..:(any insight or thoughts would be great...thinking of all of you....C